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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Shearers Food LLC in Newport, Arkansas

DATE: 02/17/16

An employee was putting cardboard into the baler. His hand was caught in the baler door while closing it. The employee’s left hand was dislocated, fractured, and lacerated.

Report ID 2016021493  
Date 02/17/2016  
UPA 1063873  
Primary NAICS 311919  
Nature 189 Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 3492 Banding, baling, strapping machinery
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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